26 Aug
Yemeni President Urges Houthi Retreat, Restart of Negotiations

Photo Credit: Arab News Following failed negotiations between the Yemini Government and the Houthi rebels, President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi wrote a letter to Shiite rebel leader Abdelmalek al-Houthi on Tuesday with the following requests. He urged him to withdraw his militant followers ...

25 Aug
Libya Political Crisis Deepens as Airport Changes Hands

Photo Credit: Middle East Eye Tensions and violence in Libya have escalated over the weekend as Islamist-aligned militias seized the international Tripoli airport on Saturday. This followed a month of heavy fighting between aforementioned militias and militias aligned with ...

25 Aug
Government, Houthis Remain Far Apart in Negotiations; Protests Surge

Photo Credit: Reuters Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi revolutionaries have rejected negotiations posed last week by envoys to President Abd Rabbuh Hadi offering to resign within six months. Pro- and anti-government protesters took  to the streets of Sana’a this weekend after the  Houthi leader, ...

22 Aug
Davutoglu Nominated for Prime Minister; Kurdish Peace Talks Threatened

Photo Credit: Hurriyet Daily News Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as prime minister. Following an AKP meeting, Erdogan announced that party leaders had chosen Davutoglu ...

21 Aug
Libya Oil Exports Rise as Fighting Rages

Photo Credit: NBC News Libya's largest oil terminal at Essider has resumed producing and exporting oil after a blockade was finally lifted that began in July 2013, according to the Libyan government. Production has reached approximately 560,000 barrels ...

21 Aug
U.S. Donates $14 Million in Security Equipment to Tunisia

Photo Credit: Army Times In a joint ceremony with Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou and National Security Minister Ridha Sfar, U.S. Ambassador Jacob Walles announced the donation of equipment to the Tunisian national guard and police. The donation ...

15 Aug
Maliki Steps Down; International Community Prepares to Combat ISIS

Photo Credit: Bloomberg Iraq's former PM Nouri al-Maliki stepped down on Thursday after he made clear a day before his insistence to stay in power. Veteran Shia politician Qassim Daoud said, "pressure from international and domestic figures -- including Iraq's most powerful Shia ...

15 Aug
Raba’a Anniversary Witnesses Violence; Egypt Bans Political Activity in Universities

Photo Credit: Middle East Eye Yesterday marks the one-year anniversary of the massacres in Nahda and Raba’a squares during which Egyptian security forces dispersed pro-Morsi sit-ins, leading to what Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called “likely a crime against humanity.” The ...

12 Aug
Human Rights Watch Releases Report on Egypt Massacres

Photo Credit: Manu Brabo/ AP Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report detailing the Egyptian government's mass killings of pro-Morsi protesters following the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi last summer. Based on a year-long investigation, the report suggests ...

12 Aug
Kuwait Continues to Strip Activists of Citizenship

Photo Credit: AKIpress In an "escalating political crackdown," the Kuwait government revoked the citizenships of 10 people including a prominent Muslim cleric who has openly criticized the government. According to Reuters, last month the country's cabinet adopted an "iron ...

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